Updated 24 May 2019

Ethos

Ares IS100D

Ares IS100D
Consumer score
76
Avg price

$2999

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Test results

Overall score
Good
76
Emissions
Excellent
92%
Efficiency
OK
65%

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • Excellent emissions performance (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.
  • Can be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 (Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown) and in Milton.

But

  • Can't be installed in Canterbury clean air zones.
  • Can't be installed in some parts of the Nelson Urban Area.

Our assessment

Testing for emissions, efficiency and power output using AS/NZS 4012/4013 was carried out by an independent lab in New Zealand.

We analyse data from National Environmental Standards (NES) testing to generate scores out of 10 for emissions and efficiency, along with an overall score. This gives us a clear picture of the performance, features and specifications for almost every model on the market.

Where available, we've also included the NZHHA output results. These results reflect the absolute maximum heat output you could achieve in your home.

Price is from the manufacturers’ survey and is without a flue kit unless stated otherwise.

Overall score includes:
Efficiency (60%)
Emissions (40%)

Key data

Model

Type
Insert
Avg price
$2999

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
0.3
Heating efficiency (%)
67
Power output (kW)

8.5

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

10

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
615 x 605 x 465
Radiant or convector
Convector

Features

Wetback
No
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
n/a
CM1 Efficiency (%)
n/a
ULEB
No
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
Yes
Special features
Direct vent flue system, Designated gas combustion chambers, Customised colours.

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